Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hidden Parameters in the Haas CNC Milling Machine

I accidently found some paranormal parametrics in the Haas CNC mill... the Mother Ship has landed...Live and Direct from Kingston Town...Brixton bound...Skully turn up the bass!

Ryback Bushcrafter

I like this pic! A Ryback Bushcrafter with black Micarta grips. These are all done in Niolox niobium alloyed stainless steel with a Hammer Polished finish. In stock too!

New Grips are up!

I finially updated my main website this morning, the new WilkinsGRIP BMG X2 Grips are up with pics and prices.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Here's the BMGx2 Grips in Coarse Black G10

These are snappy! Should have 'em all up on my main site tomorrow, just didn't get it all updated today.

Jürgen Steinau Museum Exhibition in Berlin

Knifemaker Jürgen Steinau is one of four artists whose work is featured in the exhibition

Metal Arts & Crafts
Contemporary Works by Four Berlin Artists

The show runs from 27th May to 4th September, 2011
in the Museum For Arts & Crafts Köpenick Castle
in Berlin

If you're in or around Berlin during this time, it's a cool museum and should be an interesting show!

Here's a link (German language but with a pic) for more info.

Museum of Arts & Crafts Berlin Köpenick

Monday, May 23, 2011

Those Grips are DONE!

Finished up a small batch of BMG X2 WilkinsGRIPs today. I have smooth orange G10 and both Medium & Coarse Textured Black G10 ready. I hope to have them up for sale tomorrow, as soon as I can get the pics done...maybe I'll get that done today.

Doing these grips is a lot more than simply CNC machining the parts. They also have to all be cut apart by hand, deburred, checked over, washed in the ultrasonic cleaner (see the pics!), dried, oiled the threaded inserts press into place, the screws individually shortened ... anyway. I I calculate exactly how many hours go into each pair ... well, better not to even go there!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Still working...

...on those new BMGx2 GRIPS! They will be going up on my main website next week sometime, if you're interested in getting a pair in orange or textured black, that's the place to look. I also have a few pair in Ranger Green and pale green in stock.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rolling forward on those new grips...

...since 5am this morning. Wearing those freaking hearing protectors all day really starts to get tiring!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Working on some new WilkinsGRIP BMG X2 Gripsets Today

Things are looking pretty ORANGE on the machine table today! Milling all those damn orange blocks down to spec and getting ready make 'em into grips. I have a vacs going but still end up with dust on the table...

Also found some black textured G10 so I'll be doing some BLACK grips too. Should have em done by end of the week!

Oh, just a note, that 100mm Jongen face mill has a list price of over $700 just for the mill without the SK40 holder or the inserts!

YES! I do still have large Ryback Kitchen Knives!

Sorry for the confusion! I'm reworking my website and don't have a complete listing of all products online yet. My current site is only a temp until the new one's finished.

BUT I do indeed have Ryback Series 2 large Chef's Knives in stock for immediate delivery. These knives are the newest version, made from Becut stainless steel with a Hammer Polished smooth surface and grippy black Linen Micarta grips.

These knives are €199 each (€167 for non-EU sales)
Drop me a line if you's like one.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ryback Bushcrafter Sheaths...

...have arrived, I have several in stock now for immediate shipment. All are in dark brown leather just like the prototype shown in the pics below.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mytuko Major First Prototypes

Here's a pic of the new Mytuko Major, the rather big brother the Mytuko Mini.

These knives are made from 5mm thick Becut Stainless at HRC 58 and flat ground to a fine edge.
Blade length: 105mm Blade width: 40mm
Overall length: 225mm Ring Hole in the grip end: 20mm dia.

I have a few of these for sale, the price is €199 (€167 non-EU)

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I'm working like mad to get my main website redesigned and - hopefully - up and running very soon.
The new Ryback Bushcrafter is ready. I'll be in the shop tomorrow sharpening the first 20 or so knives.

Intro Price for the Bushcrafter alone: €139 (€117 non-EU)
Special Offer, Bushcrafter with handmade Leather Sheath and a Swedish Light My Fire FireSteel 2.0: €199 (€167 non-EU)

I also have the intial 15 prototypes of the Mytuko Major finished. As soon as I have a chance to shoot pics these will be up for sale. They are made from Becut stainless with a super smooth machine polished finish!